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Aide's Father Wins Settlement from Aircraft Parts Maker

By AP/KWMU

St. Louis – An Ohio company that makes airplane parts has settled a lawsuit filed by Chris Sifford's father.

Sifford was an aide to Governor Mel Carnahan, who died in the same crash that killed the governor in 2000.

Dale Sifford will get $905,000.

His suit in Kansas City alleged that two vacuum pumps made by Parker Hannifin of Cleveland failed during the flight.

The pumps' failure caused a power cut to instruments needed to fly through the rainy, windy weather that night.

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